5 days in United Kingdom & New York City Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 1 night
New York City, United States
— 3 nights


London, United Kingdom — 1 night

The Square Mile

On the 26th (Mon), admire the striking features of Westminster Abbey, then contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace, then take in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye. On the next day, ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then make a trip to Tower of London, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the London trip itinerary builder site.

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major aiports are London Heathrow Airport, London Gatwick Airport, London Stansted Airport, London City Airport, London Luton Airport, London St. Pancras International, Ebbsfleet International Rail Station, South Cape (Zuid-Kaap) Airport (nonexistent / spam) and Ashford International Rail Station. In August, daily temperatures in London can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to fly to New York City.
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New York City, United States — 3 nights

Big Apple

On the 28th (Wed), steep yourself in history at 9/11 Memorial and then take in the pleasant sights at Central Park. On the 29th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, then admire the striking features of Empire State Building, and then race across the water with a speed boat tour.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read New York City road trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from London to New York City takes 11 hours. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -5 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from London in August, with highs in New York City at 34°C and lows at 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Tours
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United Kingdom travel guide

Home to an impressive 25 World Heritage sites, the United Kingdom, which includes England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, has hundreds of museums to explore, thousands of parks and gardens to stroll through, and tens of thousands of communities to discover. From Land’s End in the south to John O’Groats in the north, the country is packed with tourist attractions that can fill a range of itineraries. With nearly 30 million tourists visiting every year, the UK is ranked among the top ten holiday destinations in the world. Known for its royalty, this country also represents a diverse patchwork of native and immigrant cultures. Although Britannia no longer rules the waves, it possesses a captivating history and a dynamic modern culture, both of which remain hugely influential on the rest of the world.